Simplicity is Key to Private Cloud from Microsoft (cross post)

Source:http://community.brocade.com/community/brocadeblogs/data_center/blog/2012/04/25/simplicity-is-key-to-private-cloud-from-microsoft By Sue Hartford, Microsoft Global Alliance Manager at Brocade Simplicity was a key message in Brad Anderson’s keynote at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this month.   And he’s right on target.  Because let’s face it … if the cost and complexity of deploying private cloud are too high, they erase many of…

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FI-B322 – Scripts used during MMS 2012 PowerShell session

Hello everyone, For all of those attending MMS 2012, hope you are having a great week! As promised here is the PowerShell session (FI-B322), script used during the session. #set script variables$vmNamePrefix = “COMBINEDDEMO”#set random number$global:Rand = (new-object random)$random = $rand.Next(100,999)#Get Template by name($t = Get-SCVMtemplate | where {$_.Name -eq “W2K8R2SP1_Template”}) | fl Name, OperatingSystem,…

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Analyzing Storage Performance using the Windows Performance Analysis ToolKit (WPT) (cross post)

Excellent post by Robert Smith, PFE:  Introduction Performance problems, especially as they may relate to the storage subsystem, can be quite difficult to troubleshoot.  Enterprise storage technology has come a long way since the SCSI controller with an array of disks.  Fortunately, there are some great tools available to help narrow down where to look…

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SC 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Storage Automation with the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3

IBM recently announced support for SC 2012 – VMM storage automation with the IBM XIV storage system using SMI-S. Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Storage Automation With the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 This technical white paper reviews key concepts and provides step-by-step implementation examples for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)…

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